I like ATS; there are a number of very bright people here. In fact, I would posit that most here are very intelligent, but there's one thing whic
really rubs me the wrong way lately and I'm sick of it.
I'm sick of all this hating on the United States of America, just sick and freaking tired of it! It doesn't matter the thread anymore before someone
weighs in and has some snarky negative comment about America. I don't see Americans hating on the UK, or Australia or anywhere else, but there's sure
a lot of hating going on from the same toward America.
In my life, I've traveled internationally on an extensive basis. I spent (5) years of my life traveling overseas. I've spent considerable time in
Europe, Asia, Australia and even some time in the middle east. I've been to the Arctic, the Antarctic, South America and numerous other places.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to impress you, but hear what I have to say next.
I found Europe a delightful place. I liked the people, the customs and the way of life. I loved Australia and New Zealand. Again, I found the
people engaging and friendly. I spent considerable time in these countries working, not just traveling. I traveled extensively in Asia (Malaysia,
Singapore, Thailand...Japan, S. Korea, Taiwan and even China). There too I found warm people, friends, love of life and respect for other
countries...including the USA. Heck, my old passport is almost an inch thick with numerous inserts.
Contrast this with what we see here on ATS. There is a very apparent and overt hatred of America by British and Asean countries. This puzzles me,
and flies directly in the face of my own personal experiences. It seems not a single thread can go by without someone posting some snarky, rude or
insulting comment about America. It's just endless. Some of the arrogant posts seem to take pleasure in not understanding their supposed humor.
Frankly, it's rude and disgusting this attitude.
Non-US people here just love to repeatedly HATE on America. Why? We are your allies, we are your friends. Yes, the USA has numerous warts and
problems, but so does everyone else...why the hate and vitrol? We are not perfect. I am not perfect. Yet some of the posters here act as if they
post from some ivory tower of perfection. C'mon, do you really hate America that badly?
I just don't understand it. I traveled to your countries and loved your culture, respected your ways and your people. I understand differences and
take these in stride. What I see here in return is total contempt for America...absolute and utter contempt.
Why do some of you HATE America so much...from your keyboard, when clearly this is not the case in business or in person?
Are you trolling?
Honest post and question!
edit on 10/7/2015 by Flyingclaydisk because: (no reason given)